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  1. 4 hours ago, BearBoy said:

    The tinted case looks really nice. I don't think I've got any discs with (coloured, rather than just grey) tinted cases. Seems like such an obvious thing to do with all the coloured discs that were released though.

     

    Are coloured cases like that fairly common on Japanese releases @Richard?

     

    They were a feature of many Axia discs but other than that I think only Maxell had some tinted cases and they were all tinted dark grey as opposed to color matched with the discs. That kind of detail is one of the things I really like about Axia discs

  2. Axia MD | MD PS (Player's Spirits) - 1st Version (1997)

     

    This series released in 1997 is one of my favourite Axia discs. I love the slightly more subtle paler shade of blue on the disc itself and on the tinted cases. As usual the attention to detail is very high - apart from the one typo on the index card - see if you can spot it. The discs were available in both 60 minute and 74 minute versions. 

     

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  3. I never quite understood why pre-recorded MD's rocketed in price either. I have a few, but they were all picked up for next to nothing on eBay, sometime in the mid to late 2000's when no-one was interested in them any more. I also always thought it was just easier to buy the CD and make your own MD copy. 

  4. 1 hour ago, BearBoy said:

    The disc itself is maybe a little dull (reminds me of some old floppy discs I used to have 🙂) but I really like the packaging. Similar to the current day MDW80Ts but it looks smarter, to me, with the dark grey/black.

     

    Also, that disc is over 30 years old 😯

     

    Exactly - this like a few of the early discs falls into the "definitely looks better wrapped" category, along with the Scotch, early Sharps etc.. 

     

    Wow - 30 years old!! I didn't even think of that 

  5. Victor MD | Victor XM-C31 (W)

     

    The Victor XM-C31 was released in October 2004 and came in several colour schemes - pink, blue and this which was nominally called white, although a large proportion of the unit is black. The front panel features a unique square design pattern. 

     

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  6. Sony MD | MDW-74 (1993)

    The Sony MDW-74, released on 10th April 1993 in Japan was Sony's first 74 minute disc. There are some early variations that feature the inverted design also seen on the early MDW-60's. There is also a later version with a slightly smaller embossed arrow in the top left hand corner. 

     

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  7. 2 minutes ago, BearBoy said:

    I've got some very similar to those in your last post, @Richard. Except they're 80 minute ones and have a different shutter logo (no "HO" branding). When I first saw your pictures of the Flower Mix ones I initially thought they were the same but in different packaging. The colour patterns on the discs are quite distinct though.

     

    Nice score!

     

    Those must be the European versions - they are indeed the same as the Ho (which was Japan only) apart from the shutter design. All great looking discs! I'll try and do a full pictorial on the Ho's separately. 

  8. Just now, kgallen said:

    Ah, I'm sure I have some discs similar to the green one at least (I think the slider is different). However since I don't have this limited edition set, mine must be inferior somehow! I will check...

     

    They could well be the TDK Ho series from 2003 which were also released in Europe a few years later with the same disc design, but a different shutter logo and were just called TDK Colour Series or something equally non-descript. 

     

    Are they perhaps similar to these ones?

     

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  9. TDK MD | Flower Mix Limited Edition

     

    Released in 2005, this hard to find series was a limited edition, exclusive to Japanese electronics retailer Bic Camera. The design of the discs is similar to the Ho series, but somewhat more subtle. There were just 2 colors - green and yellow. Available in packs of 10 containing 5 of each color and packs of 5 containing 3 greens and 2 yellows. The discs were 80 minutes only. I consider these together with the Bit Club designs some of the most beautiful discs ever from TDK. 

     

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